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Important Academic Year Proposal Submission Deadlines

2017-2018 Proposal Submission Deadlines

Don’t be disappointed – act early on a good idea!   All proposals must first be reviewed and approved by the originating department and the college before being forwarded to the appropriate review committee. It is advisable to initiate proposals in the fall.  When departments wait until the spring semester to submit a proposal, there may not be sufficient time for the proposal to be fully approved before the end of the academic year.  Additionally, the full approval process may not be completed in time to meet University Catalog deadlines.

Meeting the submission deadline for a proposal to be included on a review committee agenda does not ensure that the proposal will be approved at that particular meeting.  Revisions might be required that will move approval of the proposal to a subsequent meeting.

A proposal cannot be forwarded to a review committee if it contains errors or if required supplements are lacking.  These submission dates assume that the proposals are accurate and complete.

  • February 12, 2018 is the academic year deadline for receipt of proposals that require both Curricular Affairs Committee and General Education Committee review. This applies to new courses being created as General Education courses or existing courses undergoing changes (number, title, description, credits, etc.) and also being proposed as General Education courses.
  • March 9, 2018 is the academic year deadline for receipt of undergraduate proposals in the Faculty Senate Office for distribution to the Curricular Affairs Committee.
  • March 22, 2018 is the academic year deadline for receipt of General Education course proposals in the Faculty Senate Office for distribution to the General Education Committee.  This applies to existing courses being proposed as General Education courses or changes to existing, previously approved General Education course outcomes (i.e., changing outcomes, or adding or removing the Grand Challenge overlay). 
  • April 19, 2018 is the last Faculty Senate Meeting of the academic year at which curricular reports will be presented for approval.  To meet this deadline, curricular proposals must have been approved no later than:

the March 26, 2018 Curricular Affairs Committee meeting
the March 26, 2018 Graduate Council meeting
the April 5, 2018 General Education Committee meeting

Refer to these committee pages for monthly meeting dates and monthly submission deadlines:



Contact the Associate Dean of the Graduate School (rusnock@uri.edu) for Graduate Curriculum Committee meeting submission deadlines.



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